So Savoy hasn't hopped the fence since he was a baby. He did it twice and never again. He's almost 2 now. I got pretty comfortable with that idea. Well a couple of weeks ago, during the series of crazy snowmadeggons, he decided that 4 feet of snow made a really nice ramp over the fencing. So we dug trenches around the fencing and it worked for a few days. Then he started getting out again. So I assumed he had decided that jumping out was just as much fun because, as you know, the squirrels are much more fun on the other side of the fence. So I tried tying him outside but he got confused and won't leave the porch, even to pee (he forgets to do that pretty often anyway). I let him loose today and watched from inside the door and I'll be d***ed! He was CLIMBING the wiring in the fence! HELP!!! He's intact so I certainly don't want any random doodles coming to life in the neighborhood and occasionally, a neighbor's dog will get loose too and I don't want a fight. I live in the boonies.
Has anyone had this problem with their poodles? What can I do other than just keep him leashed? Should I get an invisible fence put in? He'll get neutered at some point, but that's not going to stop his squirrel obsession. He needs serious running time outside (which he does on his own for self entertainment) to tone down the crazies and he likes to just chill on the back porch watching the world go by. None of our other dogs have ever tried climbing or jumping the fence!